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#BrumBudget17: Have your say

Birmingham City Council today (8 December 2016) launches the public consultation on its 2017/18 budget proposals, including a Council Tax rise of 3.99% (2.00% Social Care Precept and 1.99% general Council Tax increases). The council has already saved approximately £590 million since 2010 and is now consulting on new savings of £50.6 million for 2017/18. […]

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Erdington businesses vote ‘yes’ to third term of BID

By on 16/11/2016 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Businesses in Erdington shopping centre have voted in favour of a third term for their Business Improvement District (BID). Of those balloted, 84.2 per cent voted in favour (82.6 per cent by rateable value) – up from 72 per cent at the last vote in 2012 – with a turnout of 33 per cent. Formed […]

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Wheels in motion for Snow Hill Growth Strategy

By on 14/11/2016 in Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cabinet is being asked to set the ball rolling for the transformation of Snow Hill Station and its surrounding area. The Snow Hill Growth Strategy will set out a proposal focused on the redevelopment of Snow Hill Station and the surrounding business district area in order to maximise economic growth, supporting the Snow Hill Masterplan […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel report

The Leader and Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council have responded to the latest letter to the current Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, welcoming the recognition of the progress the council is making. The Leader of the Council, Councillor John Clancy, said: “I welcome the panel’s acknowledgment, just two years into a five-year improvement programme, […]

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Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel latest report

Birmingham City Council warned it faces mammoth task to balance its 2017/18 budget. The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel today published a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, reporting on the progress that Birmingham City Council has made in implementing the recommendations of the Kerslake Report in the twenty-one months since […]

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Grand Central scoops top award

By on 14/10/2016 in Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cllr John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council, has responded to the news that the Grand Central and Birmingham Gateway project – which the council had a key stake in – has this afternoon (October 14) been named as the overall winner (and the Regeneration category winner) at the 2016 RICS awards: Cllr Clancy said: […]

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Council to create Young Active Travel trust

Proposals to create a new charitable trust designed to support improvements to the ways in which children travel in the city are set to be formally approved next month (September) The Young Active Travel Charitable Trust will build on work already carried out by the council to make it safer, easier and more pleasant to […]

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Messages of support from Birmingham to Nice – update

By on 15/07/2016 in Leader, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

The French tricolore lowered to half-mast outside @BhamCityCouncil Council House #PrayersforNice pic.twitter.com/s1fr73zkr9 — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) July 15, 2016 Following last night’s attack in Nice, Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Carl Rice has sent the following message to President Hollande “I am  shocked and saddened by last night’s horrifying and sickening attack during Bastille Day […]

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Sutton Coldfield businesses back BID with new five-year term

The Sutton Coldfield Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has been backed by the business community, with companies voting to extend for another five years. Following the successful ballot of town centre businesses, the BID will continue to provide an important role in improving Sutton Coldfield town centre for businesses and visitors until December 2021. […]

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‘Yes’ to second term for Acocks Green BID

The overwhelming majority of Acocks Green shopping centre businesses have voted ‘yes’ to a second term for their business improvement district (BID) with a 75 per cent majority and 82 per cent by rateable value, from a turnout of 48 per cent. The result of the vote was announced by Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of […]

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